Some holiday makers were having their early morning swim while other guests were enjoying their breakfast right on Unawatuna beach, when suddenly all animals were leaving the area and the water level had started to go up and up and up ....
After the Tsunami Unawatuna and Galle had been in a sad state as these videos with also eyewitness interviews reveal.
Unawatuna and Hikkaduwa had been looking really good a few days before the Tsunami and many tourists were having a great time.
14 months after the Tsunami Surfcity guest house owner Imco had talked about the recovery of Unawatuna.
It had been a last wall standing from that small building while the entire Peacock hotel had gotten completely flattened.
What a fine Christmas vibe had it been on Unawatuna beach with loads of nice parties all around and everyone in a perfect spirit for a great festive season like at the Peacock Hotel.
After the Tsunami flood not only the beach had looked sad. Also wider parts along Galle Road had been a trail of horror with the smell of death all over while the Peacock Hotel had simply vanished.